inews -h fails to post when authinfo is required

Julien ÉLIE julien at
Tue Apr 8 20:28:22 UTC 2008


>> Posting to the nntp server, as configured since
>> 31 March 2008, using inews -h, fails with "you do not have
>> permission to post", because the nntp server responds to the
>> initial post command with a "480 authentication required" response.

In fact, we are only at the MODE READER stage here, and not POST.
But the question still remains with the two "users" and "users-ssl"
blocks in readers.conf since I have:

21:58 news at trigofacile ~% telnet localhost 1190
Connected to localhost.localdomain.
Escape character is '^]'.
200 test-INN-2.4.4 InterNetNews server INN 2.4.4 (20080406 prerelease) ready
mode reader
201 test-INN-2.4.4 InterNetNews NNRP server INN 2.4.4 (20080406 prerelease) ready (no posting).
440 Posting not allowed
authinfo user julien
381 PASS required
authinfo pass elie
281 Ok
340 Ok, recommended ID <ftgkcs$2gm$1 at>

so it would still works with a 201 reply to the MODE READER command.
Should it be checked by inews? (and possibly other programs)

Julien ÉLIE

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